Prince William County community calendar, Dec. 23, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013

December 23, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 23

“Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War,” the exhibit, on loan from the George Eastman House, examines the role of photography in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Currency in Conflict,” the exhibit, on loan from the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, examines the role of money in the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Feb. 3, Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $5; seniors and children, $4; children 5 and younger, free. 703-368-1873.

“Weapons Platoon: A Marine’s Life in Afghanistan,” photographs by Stephen Dupont, who was embedded with a Marine platoon in 2009. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-635-1775.

“Holiday Happenings,” watercolors, etchings, photography, digital painting, ribbon embroidery, fused glass, copper work, turned wood, pottery, eggshell carvings, jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 7, Artists’ Undertaking, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

Manassas Ballet Theatre, “The Nutcracker.” 3 p.m. Sunday, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas. $35-$55. 703-993-7759.

Monday, Dec. 24

“Off the Wall #9,” the ninth annual Prince William County student exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 30, Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Art Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. 703-330-2787 or www.center-for-the-arts.org.

Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-670-8481.

Christmas Eve services, 7 and 11 p.m., Occoquan Bible Church, 3700 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. 703-580-6996 or www.obc.org.

Prince William Community Band, rehearsal, for musicians 19 and older, no auditions necessary. 7:30 p.m., Saunders Middle School, 13557 Spriggs Rd., Manassas. Free. 703-791-4119 or www.pwcb.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Writers of children’s literature, group members share their writings and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. 7 p.m., Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas. 703-792-4530.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

English Conversation Club, new speakers of English practice their skills. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Dr., Woodbridge. 703-792-4800.

Lake Ridge Toastmasters Club, an open house for Lake Ridge Club 8913. 7:30 p.m., Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. $62 membership fee. 703-491-3020.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Spanish chat, bring lunch and practice speaking Spanish. Noon-2 p.m., Central Community Library, 8601 Mathis Ave., Manassas. 703-361-8211.

Thomas Jefferson Toastmasters Club, regular meeting. 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 14999 Birchdale Ave., Dale City. $66 annual dues. 703-590-2926.

Toastmasters International, Woodbridge club. 7:30 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 13020 Telegraph Rd., Woodbridge. $39 membership fee. 703-731-2120.

Sunday, Dec. 30

“ARTiculate: Original acrylics by Suzanne Jepson,” landscape paintings. noon-5 p.m., Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

Monday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve service, 10 p.m., Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge.

TUESDAY, JAN. 1

“First Day Hike,” start the new year with a self-guided hike along Lee’s Woods trail; plus a scavenger hunt for young hikers, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr. Woodbridge. Parking, $4. 703-583-6904.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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